Posted in June 2012

What’s Writing Got to Do with It?

I remember once upon a time having a conversation with a board member for an organization for whom I was working. I suppose he assumed that I had a degree in sociology or international relations. After I explained the career journey that started with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, he gave me … Continue reading

“Participation” and Power

As someone who recently returned from five years of community conservation work in the Ecuadorian Amazon, where I grappled with a frustratingly slow internet connection and other cultural barriers to global communication, I’m excited to see so much discussion about community-driven development from many people who have been doing it a lot longer in more … Continue reading